Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Adventurers Club Honolulu - Jan - Mar 2020 newsletter



......THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB OF HONOLULU...... 
January to March 2020










President’s Message
Hello Adventurers!
First, I would like to thank our outgoing president, Lowell Angell, for organizing a wonderful celebration of our 65 years of adventure at the December meeting, and Donna Wendt and her assistants Ruth Limtiaco and Ted Simon for the always exciting Photo Contest.
     I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the team of officers and directors who keep the Adventurers’ Club running smoothly, but we can’t do it by ourselves. I would like to encourage all of you to think about how you can help us maintain a successful organization. Can you take reservations one month, but no one has asked? Would you like to present a program about an adventure of your own? Let any member of the board know, and we’ll connect you with the right person.
     Or simply support the club by sending in your dues promptly, attending the meetings and inviting guests. Sometimes it might seem like the program isn’t going to be of interest to you, but I have found some that I wasn’t sure about to be quite fascinating!
     Aloha, Carolyn Gire, President

CLUB NEWS and REMINDERS
IT’S DUES RENEWAL TIME!
It’s time to renew your Club dues! Please complete the attached 2020 Renewal Form and send it to Janet Miller at miller@hi808.us, or mail to her at, 2665 Peter Street, Honolulu HI 96816, no later than January 31, 2020. Please note any changes in your contact information. If there are no changes, please write “NO CHANGES” across it and also return the form to Janet, along with your check payable to The Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu. Dues are $40 for Regular resident members; $25 for Spouse/Partner (non-Regular members) and $25 for non-resident [outside Oahu] members. Please renew promptly! Mahalo!

PRESENTING YOUR NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
We are pleased to present the Club’s new officers and directors, followed by their email address.
For the year ending Dec. 31, 2020:
• President: Carolyn Gire
• 1st Vice President and Program Chair: Bill Chapman
• Secretary: Gretchen Arnemann
• Treasurer: Judy Simon
• At-Large Director and Assistant Treasurer: Bill Arnemann
• At-Large Director: Kathy Kane
• Immediate Past President: Lowell Angell
For the year ending Dec. 31, 2021:
• At-Large Director: Nira Cooray
• At-Large Director: Janet Miller


   WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Aloha to our newest members, Stephen Haus, a landscape architect, and Kitty Austria, a former nurse. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and welcome them when you see them at a meeting!

   BEYOND THE REEF
We are sad to report the passing of two of our longtime members, both past presidents of the Club.
Frances (Fran) Dieudonne passed away on October 17, 2019 at age 95. She grew up and went to school in California. Trained as a nurse, she worked in Hilo, Honolulu and Waimea, Kauai. Fran was an avid traveler and journalist chronicling her travels in books on Oceania. She also wrote a book on the life and career of Hawaiian architect Theodore ‘Ted’ Vierra. Besides her long-time membership in The Adventurers’ Club, she also was a member of the Pan Pacific and S.E. Asia Women’s Association, East-West Center, Oahu Badminton Club and Waialua Benedictine Monastery. Fran joined The Adventurers’ Club in 2005 and was president in 2010. She was chair of the membership committee and spearheaded the August Ahlf Memorial Membership Drive in 2010, recruiting 14 new members.

Flemming Carstensen died on October 15, 2019. He was 90. Born in Denmark, he travelled the world, from Cuba to Kenya to Germany to the Australian Outback, and made his home in exotic locales from Papua New Guinea to the highrises of Honolulu, where he lived for the past 47 years. His varied pursuits in these places included being a plantation manager, agricultural inspector and quarantine officer, copra grading and inspection advisor, ship’s captain, small hotel co-owner in California’s gold country, and a real estate broker. He chronicled his fascinating journey through life in his book, “The World of Adventure, a Memoir,” published in 2018. Flemming joined The Adventurers’ Club in 2005 and was president in 2009.

   PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please email Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!
Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs

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January 16, 2020        Maple Garden
Lessons Learned from a Lifelong Adventure: Vietnam and Elsewhere
by guest Jay Hartwell
Jay will share lessons learned from 40-year career during which he continued to seek challenges as he
moved from newspaper reporting to writing an award-winning book to advising university journalists
reporting on the administration, to a Fulbright teaching in Vietnam where news was prohibited, to the pests and weeds that threaten his latest adventure: farming with his son.
                       Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street   6pm
Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on
Isenberg & King Street—please give parking stall # to waiter at Maple Garden.

6:45 pm  Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables,
kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.

Program 7:30 pm (Approximately)
RSVP Email Preferred    Contact   Janey Lau at jlau50@hawaii.rr.com or call (808) 286-1965
RSVP by: Thursday, February 13, 2020    Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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February 20, 2020       Outrigger C.C.
La Serenissima: Venice Before the Flood
by member Bill Chapman
Bill will describe a two-week stay in Venice this past summer, discussing some of the problems facing the famous “City of Water.” He will show pictures from his trip, discussing ancient and modern buildings in the city. Bill will also provide a brief summary of the proposals to mitigate tidal surges and other challenges. Of course, there is also the matter of the 280 Euro for a two-hamburger meal at Harry’s Bar! He’ll let you in on other places not to go (and to go) as well.
         Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue,   6 pm    Free parking in club lot
6:45 pm  Dinner
1. Curried Chicken Salad in Papaya: Mango chutney, mixed greens, red grapes = $20
2. Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
3. Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $31
4. 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $24
                      Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with
cash (not check) upon check-in (beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks). NOTE: No Drink Scrip will be sold after 6:30 pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks.

Program 7:30 pm (Approximately)
RSVP  Email  Preferred   Contact Brigitte Visser, brigitte618@hotmail.com or call (808) 389-6171
RSVP by: Thursday, January 9, 2020   Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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March 19, 2020           Outrigger C.C.
Travel on the Mekong: Angkor Wat and Other Sites
by member Ed Carus
Travel with Ed on a tour of the Mekong River, stretching from Laos to the Vietnam Delta. Always an enjoyable Adventurers’ Club speaker, Ed will provide highlights of the voyage and take his audience on side trips along the way. You’ll see exciting aspects of this important waterway which has provided transportation and sustenance and served as a vital part of daily life along its banks.
 Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, 6 PM    Free parking in club lot
6:45 pm  Dinner
1. Curried Chicken Salad in Papaya: Mango chutney, mixed greens, red grapes = $20
2. Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
3. Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $31
4. 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $24
  Please include order with RSVP.   Payment by check preferred please.
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with
cash (not check) upon check-in (beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks). NOTE: No Drink Scrip will be sold after 6:30 pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks.

Program 7:30 pm (Approximately)
RSVP  Email  Preferred   Contact Lori Anderson, waikikilori@yahoo.com or call (808) 744-7965
RSVP by: Thursday, March 12, 2020     Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Adventurers Club Honolulu Dec 2019 Meeting

THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB
           OF HONOLULU
     Photo Exhibit  12 Dec 2019
Donna Wendt

2020 Board of Directors












Prizes
More Prizes
Jack and Eulalia

















David Gire - top photo for 2019













ADVENTURERS’ CLUB December 2019 meeting reminder …Happy Holidays!
Our December holiday celebration and photo contest will be a fun time for everyone but there are TWO SEPARATE DEADLINES, so please pay attention to the following DATES:
  
PHOTO CONTEST:   EMAIL YOUR 3 (maximum) PHOTOS & CAPTIONS as early as possible BUT ONLY BETWEEN NOV. 9 and NOV. 30 to donwen@aol.com and then book your dinner (see below) to be sure you will have a reservation so you can describe your photos.
DINNER:  RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN ONLY FROM NOV. 22 TO DEC. 8, 2019. SPACE IS LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY! We ask that members please bring only one guest to allow more members to attend this special dinner.
December 12, 2019
Annual Holiday Party, Member Photo Contest and 65th Anniversary Celebration!

It’ll be a festive time as we celebrate the holidays, the Club’s 65th Anniversary AND enjoy our annual Member Photo Contest.
PLUS (as if that isn’t great enough) we’ll enjoy a special holiday turkey dinner with all the trimmings (for those who don’t like turkey we’ll have Korean Chicken Salad) AND -- thanks to a generous donor -- the Club will subsidize HALF THE DINNER COST FOR MEMBERS! (Guests pay the regular prices noted below.) We can accommodate a MAXIMUM of 35 MEMBERS AND GUESTS, so plan to RSVP for this special event starting NOVEMBER 22 (the Day AFTER our regular November meeting) with the deadline of December 8. NO RSVPs WILL BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 22! Priority for reservations will be given to members who submit photos for the contest.
Contest organizer extraordinaire, Donna Wendt, will pull out all her usual magic and provide a wonderful evening for all, with great prizes! Zippy’s has the large room we need for this fun event! TO SUBMIT PHOTOS: Members should select NO MORE THAN THREE (3) PHOTOS (jpg preferred) and email them, with captions for each one, to Donna (donwen@aol.comBEGINNING NOVEMBER 9th AND NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30th. ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER NOVEMBER 30th!  Those submitting photos MUST plan to attend the dinner and BRIEFLY describe each of your photos.

Adventurers Club Honolulu Sep - Dec 2019 Meeting


Adventurers Club Honolulu 
   Sep - Dec  2019 Meetings



President’s Message
Aloha Adventurers!
      Hard to believe, but this is the last quarter of the year! As always, we have three interesting programs for you. Mark your calendars and plan to attend all three!
     Our December 12th program will be extra special as it’s not only our Holiday Party and Photo Contest, but our 65th Anniversary celebration with a SPECIAL PRESENT for you! See the December listing for details.
   Hope to see you soon!
            Aloha, Lowell Angell, President

CLUB NEWS and REMINDERS
NEW RSVP DEADLINES
Please note that the deadlines for RSVPs have now been moved to the SUNDAY PRIOR to the meeting dates. These deadlines are now FIRM, as we must call in the count the next day. No exceptions will be made for late RSVPs. SO IT'S UP TO YOU TO CALL IN YOUR RSVP BY THE DEADLINE DATES!

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED!
Our Club runs smoothly only because a dedicated corps of members do the many tasks necessary to make it all happen. Besides your elected officers and directors, we have volunteer members who take your reservation for the meetings. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider helping by taking reservations or by serving on the board. We would love to have you and you’ll be helping your Club!

ELECTION TIME
In accordance with our bylaws, prior to the October meeting you will receive the slate of candidates for election as directors and officers for the coming term. The slate, along with any additional nominations from the floor, will be voted on by members attending the November meeting. The new directors and officers will be installed at the December meeting. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact president Lowell Angell at angell@hawaii.edu or 808 988-2098.

KNOW OF A GOOD PLACE FOR OUR MEETINGS?
We’re always on the lookout for a suitable new venue for the Club meetings. Places that meet our several needs (sufficient space, good menu, reasonable cost, adequate parking, etc.) are not easy to find. If you know of a good possibility, please let Lowell know! (See contact info above).

EXCITING NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB!
We are very pleased and excited to announce that we now have a reciprocal arrangement with the City University Club, a private luncheon club in London, England. It was founded in 1895 and has approximately 500 members. Adventurers’ Club members are invited to visit and enjoy their facilities when they are in London. The logistics are still being worked out and more information and full details will be emailed to members, hopefully soon.

3 MONTH NEWSLETTER NOW ONLY VIA EMAIL.

Know of a good future speaker or program?
   Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
         Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

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 October 17, 2019    Maple Gardens
Groundlings and Bear Tacos: Thru-hiking in the 21st Century
  by member Hans Van Tilburg
     Hans will explore a brand-new subculture in parts of Hawai‘i and the mainland (Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail). Hans has presented programs on his work with NOAA before; this time he’ll be on dry land. Don’t miss this interesting presentation!
    Hans relates that poet Gary Snyder said "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."  This is literally true for the hundreds of thru-hikers who complete long-distance treks (2,000-3,000 miles) on national scenic trails each year.  But how comfortable can you be when everything you need for six months is carried on your back?  Well, Hans says, it's actually been getting better and better. 
     Join Hans as he talks about the phenomenon of this strange and mostly unseen thru-hiker subculture, as well as some of his (much shorter) hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Arizona Trail, and the Hawaiian Islands.
     And if you're still wondering what "groundlings" and "bear tacos" are -- Come and find out!

6 PM  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street   Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on Isenberg & King Street—please give parking stall # to waiter at Maple Garden.

6:45 pm  Dinner  Menu Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.
Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables,
kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25

7:30 pm  Program  (Approximately)
RSVP  Email  Preferred  Contact  Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com
or call (808) 377-9628   RSVP by: Sunday, October 13, 2019


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November 21, 2019  Outrigger Canoe Club
Adventures in Thailand
by members David Pager and Janey Lau

David and Janey will discuss their recent trip to Thailand, “Land of the White Elephant,” and “Land of Smiles.” Their adventures took them through Bangkok to Chiang Mai and points in between. They will discuss new developments in the country and their impressions of the people.
   Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
1.Curried Chicken Salad in Papaya: Mango chutney, greens, red grapes = $20
2.Cobb Salad:  Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
3.Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, almonds = $31
4.Half Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. PLEASE NOTE: No Drink Scrip will be sold after 6:30pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks.  SCRIP MUST BE PURCHASED WITH CASH, NOT CHECKS.
    RSVP    Kathy Reinhart, kathyreinhart@hotmail.com or call (808) 396-8278
RSVP by: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Rang Noi Island in Thailand - near Phuket Island
Fabulous estate where they stayed - Rang Noi Island
Beautiful interior of the estate.  Note ceiling paintings
Janey and David in Thailand

 














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December 12, 2019
Annual Holiday Party, Member Photo Contest and
65th Anniversary Celebration!

Contest Coordinated by member Donna Wendt 

It’ll be a festive time as we celebrate the holidays, the Club’s 65th Anniversary AND enjoy our 7th annual Member Photo Contest.
     PLUS (as if that isn’t great enough) we’ll enjoy a special holiday turkey dinner with all the trimmings (for those who don’t like turkey we’ll have Korean Chicken Salad) AND -- thanks to a generous donor -- the Club will subsidize HALF THE DINNER COST FOR MEMBERS! (Guests pay the regular prices noted below.) 
       We can accommodate a MAXIMUM of 35 MEMBERS AND GUESTS, so plan to RSVP for this special event starting NOVEMBER 22 (the Day AFTER our regular November meeting) with the deadline of December 8. NO RSVPs WILL BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 22! Priority for reservations will be given to members who submit photos for the contest.
      Contest organizer extraodinaire, Donna Wendt, will pull out all her usual magic and provide a wonderful evening for all, with great prizes! Zippy’s has the large room we need for this fun event!           TO SUBMIT PHOTOS: Members should select NO MORE THAN THREE (3) PHOTOS (jpg preferred) and email them, with captions for each one, to Donna (donwen@aol.com) BEGINNING NOVEMBER 9th AND NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30th. 

       Those submitting photos MUST plan to attend the dinner and BRIEFLY describe each of your photos with year taken.
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PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. If booking a guest, please advise in your email their full name, menu choice (if applicable) and whether you or your guest will be paying for the guest’s dinner.
5. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed reservationist, please email Lowell Angell at angell@hawaii.edu or Gretchen Arnemann at arnemann@hawaii.rr.com.
6. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
7. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
8. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
9. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Adventurers Club Honolulu July - Sep 2019 Meetings



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                          President’s Message
Summer is indeed here! And many of us will be doing some traveling. Why not plan to share your travel photos with the Club members and present a program?!
Do you have a friend or associate who would enjoy our programs? Why not invite them as a guest and encourage them to join the Club!
We have another schedule of interesting programs this quarter and we hope you’ll join us!
     Aloha, Lowell Angell, President

               CLUB NEWS & REMINDERS
      DRINKS AT THE OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB
Since the Outrigger is a private club and we are guests, here’s how drinks (including coffee) must be purchased:
  1. Buy drink scrip CASH ONLY from our registrar BEFORE 6:30PM. Purchase as many as you will need throughout dinner.
  2. Use your scrip during the dinner to order drinks from the waiter. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Adventurers’ Club has always relied on its members to handle the many tasks needed to make the Club run smoothly.
  The two main needs are securing speakers for programs and taking RSVP’s for the monthly meetings. For the Club to continue successfully, we need volunteers willing to pitch in and help! We’d love to have you as a program speaker.
  Please also consider taking RSVPs for one of our meetings. It’s not complicated and is something you can do at home on your computer. Please contact our program chair Bill Chapman (wchapman@hawaii.edu) if you’re willing to present a program (or know someone who could do so). Contact Lowell Angell (angell@hawaii.edu) if you’d like to help take RSVP’s.
Please also contact him if you’re interested in being considered for the Club’s board of directors. MAHALO!

      PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurers’ Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please email Lesley Iaukea at liaukea@hawaii.edu.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

       WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We would like to welcome our newest member, Janey Lau, member #708!
Please say “hello” and introduce yourself when you see her at a meeting.
       
        EXCITING NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB!
We are very pleased and excited to announce that we now have a reciprocal arrangement with the City University WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We would like to welcome our newest member, Janey Lau, member #708!
Please say “hello” and introduce yourself when you see her at a meeting.
EXCITING NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB!
We are very pleased and excited to announce that we now have a reciprocal arrangement with the City University Club, a private luncheon club in London, England. It was founded in 1895 and has approximately 500 members.
  Adventurers’ Club members are invited to visit and enjoy their facilities when they are in London. The logistics are still being worked out and more information with full details will be emailed to members, hopefully soon.
   Club, a private luncheon club in London, England. It was founded in 1895 and has approximately 500 members.
    Adventurers’ Club members are invited to visit and enjoy their facilities when they are in London. The logistics are still being worked out and more information with full details will be emailed to members, hopefully soon.

               Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.  Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

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July 18, 2019
Going South – A trip to the Ice: Architecture in Antarctica
by guest Joe Ferraro

      Client: “Build me a building that very few people will visit, unless they are invited by an elite group of scientists. There is no land in sight for hundreds of miles – only ice that is 10,000 feet thick. Oh, by the way, the ice is moving, but only 33 feet a year. Not to worry about it melting though, since it never gets above 0o F and the temperature often drops over 100o F below zero.”
      “Power? None available. You’ll have to figure out how to make it and come up with some way to store some fuel, probably about 500,000 gallons of it. And there’s no water either, so you will have to come up with this precious fluid for drinking, washing, and just in case there is a fire, a way to put it out.”
      “Bringing in materials and supplies might be a problem: no roads and the closest store is 700 miles away. If it doesn’t have what you need, add another 2,400 miles to the trip. And there is no way to get there from February ‘til November.”
      The Hawai’i architectural firm of Ferraro Choi And Associates was awarded the contract for the design of the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. This $153 million one-of-a-kind research station, dedicated on January 12, 2008, is one of the most technological and sophisticated structures ever built on the Antarctic continent. Joe Ferraro, FAIA, discusses this unusual and fascinating project on a continent known more for its ice than architecture.
     Ferraro received a BFA in interior design from Pratt Institute in 1971 and worked in New York City for 11 years. In 1982, he relocated to Hawai’i and attended the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. He co-founded Ferraro Choi in 1988, an architectural firm specializing in Sustainable “Green” Architecture. He holds architectural registrations in Hawaii and New York and is an accredited LEED Green Building Council professional.
     Joe has continued to design projects on the Antarctic continent since 1984 and is currently the principal in charge of the Information Technology and Communication Primary Center for the National Science Foundation and an architectural peer reviewer for Russia’s Vostok Station.
For more information on the Antarctica project, log on to www.ferrarochoi.com.

6:00 pm        Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot

6:45 pm       Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
  1) Chicken Salad: In Papaya = $20 (NEW)
  2) Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
  3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $31
  4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
   PLEASE NOTE: No Drink Scrip will be sold after 6:30pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks. Scrip must be purchased with CASH.

7:30 pm   Program  (Approximately)
RSVP Email Preferred  Contact    Lori Anderson, waikikilori@yahoo.com, 808-744-7965
RSVP by: Thursday, July 11, 2019   Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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August 15, 2019
Safari: Planning and Traveling on a Bucket List Trip
by members Carolyn and David Gire
  
     Carolyn and David Gire went on safari in April 2019 after a few days in Cape Town. They will share pictures from Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana and MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa. Expect to see the Big Five and the many other animals they saw during their week long adventure. In addition, the presentation will cover the planning process, the lessons learned and what they’re going to do differently next time.
     Mashatu Game Reserve comprises 29,000 hectares (72,000 acres) of privately-owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve lies in the eastern extremity of Botswana where the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge. This exceptionally diverse landscape includes wide open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.
     Mashatu, “Land of Giants”, takes its name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu or Nyala berry tree (Xanthrocercis zambesiaca) and the giants that roam its terrain. Mashatu Game Reserve is situated at the confluence of the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers in the remote eastern corner of Botswana. This area is known historically as the Tuli Enclave and it is here where the three countries; Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe converge. In addition to this large conservation area, Mashatu Game Reserve offers refuge to the largest elephant population on a private reserve on the African continent.
     MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It covers 13,300ha (33,000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve.
   6:00 pm                     Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
RSVP  Email Preferred  Contact  Nira Cooray, niracooray@gmail.com




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September 19, 2019
Innovation in the Buildings of the Kingdom of Hawaii
by guest Ralph Kim

     Hawai‘i faced rapid change after Captain Cook ushered in permanent contact with the West. This transition is exhibited in the buildings built during the Kingdom of Hawaii as Native Hawaiians adopted innovative building practices. Ralph’s talk will focus on his summer field school in the UHM Department of American Studies focusing on the extant buildings of the period prior to 1893 and the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani. An “adventure” in history and architecture, Ralph’s presentation will remind us of what an interesting collection of architecture was here in the nineteenth century and how little survives. This talk is a must for anyone with an interest in the Hawaiian Islands and their history.
     The Kingdom of Hawaii originated in 1795 with the unification of the independent islands of Hawai´i, O´ahu, Maui, Moloka´i, and Lāna´i under one government. In 1810, the whole Hawaiian Islands became unified when Kaua´i and Ni´ihau joined the Kingdom of Hawaii voluntarily and without bloodshed or war. Two major dynastic families ruled the kingdom: the House of Kamehameha and the House of Kālakaua.
     The Kingdom won recognition from major European powers. The United States became its chief trading partner. The U.S. watched over the Kingdom lest some other power (such as Britain or Japan) threaten to seize control. Hawai´i was forced to adopt a new constitution in 1887 when King Kalākaua was threatened with violence by the Honolulu Rifles, a white, anti-monarchist militia, to sign it. Queen Liliʻuokalani, who succeeded Kalākaua in 1891, tried to abrogate the 1887 constitution and promulgate a new constitution, but was overthrown in 1893, largely at the hands of the Committee of Safety, a group of residents consisting of Hawaiian subjects and foreign nationals of American, British and German descent. Hawaii became a republic until the United States annexed it using The Newlands Resolution which was a joint resolution passed on July 4, 1898, by the United States Congress creating the Territory of Hawaii.
     Ralph Kam holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from UH Manoa. He has researched many aspects of Hawaiian history and has several books on nineteenth-century practice to his credit. He is the past Dean of Humanities at Honolulu Community College.

6:00 pm     Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot

6:45 pm    Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
  1) Chicken Salad: In Papaya = $20 (NEW)
  2) Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
  3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $31
  4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cashupon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
 PLEASE NOTE: No Drink Scrip will be sold after 6:30 pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks. Scrip must be purchased with CASH.

7:30 pm  (Approximately)
RSVP  Email Preferred    Contact:  Lowell Angell, angell@hawaii.edu, (808) 988-2098
RSVP by: Thursday, September 12, 2019
   Confirmations will be issued after 9/4/19 when Lowell returns from his long trip. Thank you for your patience!    Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Adventurers Club Honolulu Apr - June 2019 Meetings

   THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB               

               OF HONOLULU                          
                              April, May, June 2019                                                     

       ----- 3 MONTH NEWSLETTER NOW ONLY VIA EMAIL-----

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
   Turning 65 is a milestone and a good reason for people to celebrate. It’s no less so for an organization. This year is the 65th anniversary of the Adventurer’s Club of Honolulu! It all stated back in 1954 with a group of adventurous men (no women admitted, but Ladies Nights were held quarterly). Patterned after The Adventurers Club in New York City, and those in Chicago, Los Angeles and Copenhagen, the organizational meeting was on April 16, 1954 and the first program (a travelogue on Fiji) was April 30th in the Queen’s Surf penthouse. The Club was officially chartered on October 29th, 1954 with 72 charter members. The first Ladies Night program was by Dr. Howard Liljestrand on “A Tiger Hunt in India with the Maharaja of Indore” and included a film Howard took. To mark our Club’s anniversary, this same presentation will be related by Howard’s son, Bob, as our June 20th program, also including some movies Howard took! Don’t miss it! 
    We’ll mark our ‘official’ anniversary later in the year in October. Come help us celebrate it! Here’s to our 65th!
   Aloha, Lowell Angell, President

        CLUB NEWS
     WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Unlike what Shakespeare said, it’s who we are. We’re The Adventurers’ Club OF HONOLULU. The local distinction has been in place since our founding, as there have been other Adventurers’ Clubs around the world, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Michigan, Copenhagen, Penang, Pretoria and Singapore! So when you make out your check at our dinners, proudly make it out to “The Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.” Mahalo!
     DRINKS AT THE OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB
Since the Outrigger is a private club and we are guests, here’s how drinks (including coffee) must be purchased:
1. Buy drink scrip WITH CASH ONLY from our registrar BEFORE 6:30PM. Purchase as many as you will need throughout dinner.
2. Use your scrip during the dinner to order drinks from the waiter.
     CLUB MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
Attached with this newsletter is the current roster. Please let us know if there are any changes or errors.
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PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please email Lesley Iaukea at liaukea@hawaii.edu.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
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For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We are pleased to welcome the following new member to the Club since February:
Linda Laurence, member #707

Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!  Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!
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Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu
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April 18, 2019
Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Traveler's Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes
               by member Bill Chapman
  Bill will discuss his new book on ancient ruins in Southeast Asia. The result of over thirty years of research and travel, he will take Club members on visits to many of Southeast Asia's most famous monuments, including sites in Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). Copies of his book will be available for anyone who wants one.  Bill Chapman is Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  





6:00 pm  Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse — 405 Kapahulu Avenue, free parking in lot
RSVP Email Preferred  Contact Lowell Angell, angell@hawaii.edu, (808) 988-2098
RSVP by: Thursday, April 11, 2019  6:45 pm  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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May 16, 2019
Building the Hawaii State Capitol
by Don Hibbard
Take a journey back in time! Don will discuss the results of his recent research into the story behind Hawaii's iconic Capitol, the topic of a recent symposium at the Capitol. He will discuss the thinking leading to the Capitol, the alternative proposed locations, the building's architects, and some of the first designs.
Don is an architectural historian and the author of several books on Hawaii's buildings and architects.  
BEFORE THE PRESENTATION






by DON HIBBARD
  



Proposed sites for Capitol



Which design for the Capitol to choose?

6:00 pm  Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
RSVP  Email Preferred  Contact:  Carolyn and David Gire, carogire@hawaii.rr.com, (808) 377-9628  RSVP by: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed ,
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June 20, 2019
Hunting Tigers in India
by member Bob Liljestrand


Bob will take us on a journey to India in the 1950s, where Bob's father, Howard Liljestrand, a founder of our Club, traveled by elephant on a tiger hunt. Bob will provide background on his father and show clips from a film Howard made during the trip. The India trip was organized by Dr. Clarence Fronk, another founding member of the Club. Bob notes, “The films are short, extracted by George Tahara of CinePic Hawaii, from a longer film my Dad made so I may add another short film on another subject; we’ll see -- Howard’s home movies.” This is sure to be a fascinating presentation!
  [In addition to the short films from India, Bob shows a 1943 film his father made on the Big Island called "Kohala Ditch Trail"]

6:00 pm  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg St.  


Howard Liljestrand, M.D.  film maker



 

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The surprise movie of the evening "Kohala Ditch Trail" made in June 1943 on Big Island Hawaii



















Form the film "Along the Ganges"























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Speaker, Bob and his wife

Happy Birthday to outstanding member, Jack Luckett!!!